I have little new to post this week due to a blunt 1 cm stab wound to the pulp of my left index finger (photo on request). Too painful to sew/quilt and very slow to type with. After reading Kathie's recent post on hand quilting, I thought I would show you some of my unfinished, partially hand quilted projects.
I was curious to see how difficult it would be to quilt through all the seams in this log cabin quilt, and to my surprise I found it wasn't too hard at all. Quilting straight lines can become tedious so in the "alternate" blocks I quilted a feathered circle.
On an earlier quilt that is predominantly applique, I quilted a cross hatch pattern, but to break it up somewhat, I designed some feathers to fit in the larger spaces
and in the centre of the quilt
The quilt is called "The Wedding Quilt" and was designed by Karen Cunningham. The pattern has been published in "Great Australian Quilts" magazine printed by Quilters Companion in 2004.
In spite of a 700km round trip to Canberra for their show, I have no photos to show you. The emerging custom is for quilt shows to censor publication of quilts without the specific approval of their owners. Is this a good move or not?
No one likes their original work being copied, particularly if there is no acknowledgment. Perhaps we all ought to make more of an effort to cite our sources/inspiration before this rule becomes a blanket (no pun intended) rule for all shows. What do you think? I, for one, love looking at other people's work, virtual or real and acknowledging their efforts seems a small price to pay for that privilege.